Fall in love with Julia Jacklin before the rest of the world does

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Julia Jacklin's 'Coming Of Age' is one of the best songs of the week.

Julia Jacklin – 'Coming Of Age'

You mightn't know Julia Jacklin yet, but early indicators suggest that's gonna change pretty soon. She has won a lot of hearts over the past couple of months, after seemingly springing up from nowhere.

Her triple j Unearthed page is packed full of praise, her last single 'Pool Party' has had a great response on Double J and 'Coming Of Age' sounds just as good.

Jacklin is one of a growing group of artists who is straddling the worlds of indie rock and Americana with exciting results. She's not reinventing the wheel on this new track, but she shies away from any predictable musical territory.

The first few times you hear it, you're never really sure where the song is going. And her really brilliant voice takes it to some pretty special places.

She's about to do about a thousand shows (okay, around 50) in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe and her debut album Don't Let The Kids Win will be out in October. So now is the time to get onboard before everyone else does. 

Deap Vally – 'Gonnawanna'

Deap Vally have all but taken out album title of the year with their forthcoming LP Femejism. But the music's as great as their juvenile wit. It's gritty, noisy, catchy and defiant indie rock that feels like a punch in the face, in the best way possible. 

Kingfisha – 'Left It'

Highly danceable electronic-infused reggae from Brisbane's Kingfisha. Their second album, Offered It Up, will finally be upon us in early-September.

The Lumineers – 'Cleopatra'

The Lumineers make folk-inflicted indie pop that sounds like a million bucks. 'Cleopatra' is so sad and beautiful that it'll either make you feel uplifted or reduce you to tears. 

The Panics – 'Weatherman'

We heard all about it from the horse's mouth. Rest assured, it's a strong return.

The Peep Tempel – 'Rayguns'

Melbourne's smartest filth-mongers give us another sharp cut of angry rock'n'roll that will probably piss as many people off as it pleases. That's one of The Peep Tempel's greatest characteristics. 

Rag’n’Bone Man – 'Human'

You really can't judge a book by its cover. This big, bald, bearded man out of the UK has the kind of rich, soulful voice that sounds like it could move mountains and change the world. 

Rudimental – 'Healing' {Ft. J Angel}

Rudimental make party music. They're very popular, but that's because they're very good at it. Drop this soulful jam at just about any occasion and it is guaranteed to tear the damn roof off. 

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – 'All I Ever Wonder'

The band everyone was talking about at Bluesfest earlier this year have somehow found time to make a new record among all that touring they've been doing these past few years. They are now ready to release their second LP Sea of Noise and 'All I Ever Wonder' suggests it's gonna be another very cool cut of indie-soul.

Sweet Jean – 'Main Street'

The sublime music of Alice Keath and Sime Nugent's Sweet Jean never fails to impress us. 'Main Street' starts off kinda unassuming but builds into something big and beautiful. 

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